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Contact Animal Control

Ed Tucker
Chief of Animal Control

10425 Audie Ln.
La Plata, MD 20646


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Web Contact

Contact Tri County Animal Shelter

Kim Stephens

6707 Animal Shelter R.
Hughesville, MD 20637


12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F, and
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sat

10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F, and
8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat 

Web Contact

Animal Care & Control

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Animal Control Officers Investigate:
  • Animal abuse, neglect, or cruelty
  • Animal bites and scratches
  • Aggressive animals
  • Nuisance cats or dogs (stray or running at-large, excessive barking, animals which do not have proper shelter, food or water
Report a Lost Pet
  • Tri-County Animal Shelter: 301-932-1713
  • Humane Society of Charles County: 301-645-8181
Report Animal Concerns and/or Violations
  • Sheriff's Office: 301-743-2222

Animal Care and Control consist of Tri-County Animal Shelter and the Charles County Animal Control division. We are committed to the delivery of humane and responsive animal care and control services to and for the residents and animals in our community.

Animal Care and Control is committed to providing animal control by enforcement of our county animal regulations; as well as provide care for the animals which are brought into our facility.

We strive to provide low cost adoption programs for our adoptable animals, promote the importance of spaying and neutering dogs and cats in order to reduce the number of homeless, unwanted animals, and to promote responsible pet ownership throughout our community. 

Animal Control Officers are responsible for protecting the health and safety of our citizens and their pets. It is our duty to investigate suspected animal violations and take appropriate enforcement action.